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Students have been placed in the classes that we believe will be best for their level and age group. During the first few weeks we will be evaluating students to make sure that they have been placed in the correct class. We will contact you if we feel that your child would benefit from a different class or if your class time needs to change in any way. Please feel free to contact us if you any questions about your classes or levels, but students will not be moved into a class that we don’t feel they are ready for.

It is important that the students be dressed correctly so that our teachers can see if they are executing steps with the proper technique. We also feel that they need to take pride in their appearance and not have any distractions from their hair or clothing. Ballet: Black leotard (any style as long as it does not have a skirt attached), pink tights with a full foot, pink ballet shoes ( Capizio Hanami or similar style with NO laces) with the elastics sewn on (these need to be replaced when they get holes in the toe or if the sole becomes unattached), pink pointe shoes for those who are qualified, with elastic and ribbons sewn on. Students may not wear unsewn or worn-out pointe shoes. Pointe students may wear black dance skirts that fall above the knee. All ballet students are required to put their hair in a bun or similar style so that it will not interfere with class. Jazz: Solid colored leotard and tights, black jazz shorts, tan jazz shoes for 60 minute classes, lyrical shoes for 90 minute classes. (Character shoes may be required. Students are not to wear boxer shorts or other loose fitting shorts) Tap: Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, tan tap shoes, black jazz shorts may be worn. All students: Hair must be out of your face and preferably in a bun. No shirts may be worn at any time! Please do not wait for the teacher to ask you to remove your shirt or to dress correctly; that is the student’s responsibility.

Every student is registered for the 2018-2019 term and pays the September and June tuition upon registration. June tuition will not be refunded or credited after December 31, 2018. September tuition is not refundable. If you miss a class you may makeĀ it up, but tuition must be paid in full. If you are unable to finish the term please let us know that you will not be continuing, otherwise you will continue to be billed for your class(es). Tuition is due the first class of each month. We do not send an invoice each month. If students are absent from the first class, tuition is still due, so please bring or send it to the studio. No exceptions will be given unless you speak to us in advance to arrange an alternative payment plan. Students will not be able to perform in the end-of-year show if their tuition is not paid in full each month. June classes will continue thru June 14th. Students have not completed their training by performing in the year-end show. Students who continue through June and the summer progress faster and retain the technique they’ve worked for all year.

If you have any questions please call us or email us and we will get back you as soon as possible to discuss it with you.

Please make sure to attend all of your classes and be on time. The warm-up portion of your class is very important to warm up the body and develop technique and cannot be missed. Students who miss too many classes may be dropped a level, so please come to all classes or make them up if you must be absent. Call for make up times.

We thank you for your attention to all these details. There are definite reasons for all of them and we are always willing to explain the reasons for our rules. PleaseĀ talk to or call us if you have any questions or problems. Our main interest is to see that everyone receives the best training possible and enjoys doing so. Have a great year.